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Earn Extra Income from the Internet

Updated on June 24, 2012

Take a look at some ways how you can earn extra income from the internet.

Are you unemployed? Or employed but you still want to earn some extra income from the internet? Are you someone who prefers working at home yet still earning some cash directly into your pocket? If you are one of those persons, then you’re in the right place. In this article, you’ll find some tips on how you can earn extra income with just the use of your computer and the internet.

Looking for an Online Job

One of the best ways to earn extra income at home is by looking for online jobs available in the internet. There are several websites that forms a community of employers and employees where you can sign up as an employee. You can try Elance.com, oDesk.com, or onlinejobs.ph. These websites gather a group of people who provides online jobs from different areas, such as programming, design, writing, translation, marketing, engineering, finance, and so on. From writing articles to creating logos, you can find any kind of job from these websites. Many people sign up in these websites to look for other people who would work for them in exchange for money of course. They offer different kinds of tasks that could be done online. And it’s available in any part of the world. That’s why in these websites, many people also from different races and faces of life meet together as employees who look for available jobs online and hope to earn extra income at home.

You can create a free account from any of these websites and manage your profile by having a great and enticing resume. You can also take some available tests to increase the chance of being hired. Once your profile is furnished, you can now search for jobs from the database. But take note that you should only apply to those jobs you can really accomplish for it will affect your reputation as an employee. Clients might not hire you anymore if they noticed that you have a low reputation from your previous jobs. Another thing you should put in mind is for you to never submit a proposal to an employer with an unverified payment. You might just be wasting your time and effort to someone who will not pay your work in return.

Creating Your Own Blog

If you are fond of writing, you can create your own blog and eventually earn extra income from it. You can start up by signing up to any free blogging websites like Blogger and Wordpress. The most common way of earning extra income from a blog is through affiliate marketing. You can join to any affiliate networks, such as Clickbank, Commission Junction, Amazon, or eBay; and make a review of a specific product that they are advertising. In this way, you can attract people to buy this product and then you’ll have your commission after a successful sale. But remember to choose a product that is top picked by many people so that you can have the chance of greater traffic to your blog.

You can also earn extra income from your blog by signing up to advertising companies such as Adsense, ValueClick and Nuffnang. These advertising companies will let you display ads in your blog which can be useful to your viewers. You can place these ads in any part of your blog where people can read it clearly. And once they’ve clicked any of the displayed ads, you get your earnings. The more the viewers that come into your blog, the greater the chance that you’ll earn much more extra income. The secret to this is simply creating an attractive blog with a very useful content.

Submitting Your Articles

If you don’t want to have your own blog, you can submit your original articles to websites, like HubPages; Squidoo; Triond; and Examiner.com. These websites are already partners of some of the best affiliate networks and advertising companies such as Amazon, eBay, and Adsense, so it’s easier to get approved by them and get ads start appearing into your articles. It’s even much easier if you have already an approved account to these affiliate networks because you will simply link your account to any of those article-receiving websites. The only thing that you should do is to make sure that you will be creating articles with useful contents to attract a lot of viewers into your page. The same idea goes with this, which means that the greater the traffic you gain from your articles, the greater the chance you will earn extra income.

Seeking for Other Ways to Earn Extra Income

There are other ways how you can earn extra income from the internet. Actually, you can do this by simply viewing ads, reading or sending emails, answering surveys or even by encoding images. However, you should be aware of scams and scammers that are everywhere in the internet nowadays because they are extremely good in disguising. It might be too late to know that you have been scammed by these people. That’s why as a golden rule in making extra income from the internet; never try any program that is really enticing and too good to be true, unless otherwise you have read a lot of reviews and testimonials that it’s really legit and not a scam. And one more thing, you should take note that you could not make huge money in doing all of these. You must do these things only if you want to make extra income from the internet.

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    • Oindrila Pal profile image

      Oindrila Pal 4 years ago from Calcutta, India

      Check out my website where I have listed 3 websites that pay me 1000$ just by working at home : http://homebasedjobs1234.webs.com/

    • Bianu profile image

      Bianu 5 years ago from Africa

      Interesting tips on making money online. Good luck.

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 5 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Quite a good overview of some of the activities that could produce income on the internet. Voted up.

    • Laura in Denver profile image

      Laura Deibel 5 years ago from Aurora

      Nice summation.